As I bought my FP3 last year and my new camera modules last month, one annoying thing was that I had to pay relatively expensively for express shipping. I would much rather have saved a few quid by delaying the delivery by a couple of days, but also I’d prefer the lower carbon footprint of normal delivering options. Is this something FP could look into?
Fairphone actually has limited choices here. The tricky thing is the battery in the phone which EU law deems as an “hazardous good” (read: it can bloat and explode). I think this rules out slower shipping options, at least for all shipments including or solely consisting of a battery.
As Fairphone has actually made some progress with regard to reducing the air freight share of their delivery chain (China factory -> Tilburg warehouse in NL), I recently suggested further options within Europe here:
I guess, it’s a question of contract, services and options.
Most likely DHL Express is offering important services like tracking, insurance etc. at a special rate to business customers. And most likely they are sending “GoGreen” with Express as well (i.e. compensation of greenhouse gas emissions through financing climate protection projects). I know, it’s best of all second best to not producing the gasses.
Yeah, probably ain’t the biggest problem. Would be nice to have some environmental-friendly way to get it shipped though, as you mentioned @urs_lesse! Nice that FP have done exactly that in their supply chain.